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Whose Job is Community Change with Walk / Bike Issues Anyway?. Tom Yahl, AICP Planner City of Ottawa. Existing Assets. Future Land Use Map 2003. Existing Assets. Partners. Property owners and developers Recreation groups Chamber of Commerce; Economic Development

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Whose Job is Community Change with Walk / Bike Issues Anyway?

Tom Yahl, AICP

Planner

City of Ottawa


Existing Assets


Future Land Use Map 2003


Existing Assets


Partners

  • Property owners and developers

  • Recreation groups

  • Chamber of Commerce; Economic Development

  • Health care organizations

  • Educational / School Districts

  • Citizens

  • Other governmental agencies, boards, commissions

  • Everyone!

    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead


Start small….


Start somewhere…..


Funding Mechanism Utilized

  • Local Sidewalk Improvement program ????

  • Transportation Enhancements - KDOT

  • Safe Routes to School – KDOT

  • Sunflower Foundation

  • RTCA Program - NPS


Transportation Enhancements project


KDOT SRTS funded project


Sunflower Foundation funded project


Sunflower Foundation funded project


NPS RTCA Technical Assistance


Road Diet


Benefits to Walk-able / Bike-able Places

  • Economic Development

  • Transportation

  • Community Engagement

  • Uniqueness

  • HEALTH!


Lessons Learned

  • Avoid hit & miss improvements; develop continuous routes.

  • Get away from straight lines.

  • Routes and locations with good support wins friends, even if not the highest priority.

  • Don’t be afraid to make dramatic changes.

  • Ask for support!!

  • Be patient and keep telling the story.


Don’t Let the Perfect be the Enemy of the Good – Voltaire


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